About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Feb
3
Fri
10:30 am Winter Storytime: Together Time
Winter Storytime: Together Time
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Winter Storytime: Together Time @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime fun for the whole family! Together Time is 30 minutes of stories, songs, & rhymes, followed by 15 minutes of activity stations. Stations include craft, sensory bins, and dramatic play. Theme: Do You See A Shadow? Craft: Chalk Shadows Sensory: Hibernation Bin Dramatic Play: Can You Make A Shadow? Ages: 3-5.
Feb
6
Mon
10:00 am Book Chatters
Book Chatters
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chatters @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Discuss your latest reads, get recommendations, and learn about upcoming and recently released titles. Plus, take home a new book before its official release date. Ages: 18+.
10:00 am Monday Morning Movies
Monday Morning Movies
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Monday Morning Movies @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Come in for some mid-morning entertainment! Join us at Sunnyland the first Monday of the month for a movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. February movie: Ticket to Paradise (PG-13) – running time 1h 44m Ages: 18+.
Feb
8
Wed
10:00 am Coffee & Company
Coffee & Company
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee & Company @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Have you been feeling isolated? Are you interested in getting out of the house and getting social? Meet new faces and make social connections through fun games and activities. Donuts & drinks provided. Ages: 18+.
10:00 am WDL Book Club
WDL Book Club
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WDL Book Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join us to discuss books from all genres. Snacks & drinks provided. February book choice: Nora Goes Off Script (Annabel Monaghan) Ages: 18+.
10:00 am Winter Storytime: Little Listeners
Winter Storytime: Little Listeners
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Winter Storytime: Little Listeners @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime for our littlest friends! Little Listeners is a storytime for beginners with 20 minutes of short stories, rhymes, & songs, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a caregiver’s lap. Storytime is followed by 10 minutes of sensory playtime. Theme: Pizza Party! Sensory: Play Dough Pizza Ages: 2-3.
6:30 pm Have I Read That?
Have I Read That?
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Have I Read That? @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Do you have a hard time remembering what you have read? Join us to learn different ways to keep track of the books you have read through Goodreads, journaling, and more! Ages: 18+. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Feb
9
Thu
9:30 am Baby Bounce
Baby Bounce
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Baby Bounce @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Looking for something to do with your child that is not quite old enough for storytime? Baby Bounce is the class for you! Geared towards babies under the age of 2, this lap-sit program is a 30-minute music and movement class that teaches pre-literacy skills and prepares your child for a storytime-like setting. Ages: 0-2.
6:30 pm Tween Thursday: Mini Golf
Tween Thursday: Mini Golf
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tween Thursday: Mini Golf @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join Miss Cassie every 2nd Thursday of the month for a variety of events & activities. Putt on down to the library fore a chance at becoming a mini golf champ. The 9 hole course will be set up around the library. Will you be able to get a hole in one and take home[...]
6:30 pm WDL Book Club
WDL Book Club
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WDL Book Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join us to discuss books from all genres. Snacks & drinks provided. February book choice: Nora Goes Off Script (Annabel Monaghan) Ages: 18+.